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Høst 2022

BYG-3604 Project - Building Technology in Cold Climate - 5 stp

The course is administrated by

Institutt for bygg, energi og materialteknologi

Type of course

The course can be taken as a single course.

Course overlap

STE6234 Project - Building Technology in Cold Climate 5 stp

Course contents

Cold climate is the combined effect from low temperatures, snow, ice, wind etc., including psychological factors like working & living in remote areas with polar nights etc. In general, cold climate technology refers to scientific equipment and methods developed to reduce disadvantages with, or utilize advantages from the cold climate. By this definition, Cold Climate Technology is applicable to most engineering activity and is to be considered as a multidisciplinary discipline.     

The students will be given an introduction to the special principles and practices that must be implemented if design and construction are to be accomplished successfully in cold environment. This course is methodology and problem oriented and includes to carry out an independent engineering or research project within a selected area of the field of cold climate technology applied on a problem relevant to the Master¿s degree program in Integrated Building Technology. This may be projects related to: constructional design, reconstruction, building materials, energy conservation, HVAC, energy systems & technical installation, indoor & outdoor environment, residential development, infrastructure (roads, railroads, airports etc.), outdoor operations, construction techniques, constructional weather protection designs etc. Course content:

Application deadline

Applicants from countries within EU/EEA: June 1st.

Admission requirements

Integrated building technology

Bachelor's degree or equivalent in building / construction engineering, or HVAC / energy engineering. Applicants with other subject combinations (energy and environment, fire, etc.) are assessed separately.

Regulations on admission to studies at UiT state that in order to be admitted to a master's degree program of 120 credits, there are requirements for specialization in subjects, courses or subject groups of a minimum of 80 credits or integrated education of a minimum of 120 credits. For the field of study Integrated Building Technology, the requirement for professional specialization within the subject areas building / construction, house building technology, construction technology or HVAC / energy technology applies. Applicants with other specializations may be admitted after special assessment.

In addition, there is a requirement for basic knowledge of at least 25 credits in mathematics (cf. Mathematics 1, 2 and 3), at least 5 credits in statistics / probability and at least 7.5 credits in physics in accordance with the framework plan for the Bachelor of Engineering.

Application code: 9371

Objective of the course

After passing the course, students will have the following learning outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding

The student shall have the in-depth knowledge and understanding about a selected area/topic within the field of Cold Climate Technology applied on a problem relevant to the Master degree program in Integrated Building Technology.


The student should be able to do independent engineering/research work and carrying out a complete project, from the early problem analysis to the final reporting.


The student will manage to apply his theoretical knowledge and engineering methods to solve relevant problems within the field of Cold Climate Technology.

Language of instruction

The teaching language will be English (provided that there are none-Norwegian speaking students present). The students may choose to submit their report (exam) in English or Norwegian.

Teaching methods

12 hours introductory lectures.

Individual project run by the students under guidance by a supervisor (remaining time).

Date for examination

Off campus exam hand in date 10.12.2022

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.